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by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 19, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

Orange Line Living logo3% off the list price guaranteed or we pay you the difference in cash and if you don’t love your new home we will buy it back or sell it for free for 12 months exclusive to event attendees only*

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team are hosting a Free Home Buyer Seminar on May 23rd.

The event will have specialists on hand, including lenders and buyer agents, to give you an overview of the buying process. Not only will you get a complete home buying overview but you will learn our valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3% or more when you purchase along with ways to get the best mortgage.

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team together have helped over 200 families purchase homes in 2015. Together, they are the #1 real estate team in Arlington and #1 real estate team in Virginia by volume. Also, not forgetting to mention top 5 in the D.C. metro area as well. Their aim is to help even more families find their dream home in 2016 and you have the opportunity to be one of those people.

Details

When: May 23, 2016 from 6pm-8pm
Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
Cost: Free
Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
Food: Appetizers and Drinks
Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited so you don’t miss out. To register, go to www.vipbuyerseminar.com or email [email protected].

The preceeding post is written and sponsored by Orange Line Living. *terms and conditions apply

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0

The slogan for Notch 8 Apartments is “Live in the Momentum,” a reference to the convenient location and ease-of-living amenities that keep pace with your lifestyle, as well as the origin of the name (“notch 8” means “full throttle” on a diesel-electric locomotive).

This weekend is your chance to see this modern-industrial apartment community in Potomac Yard and get on the fast track to great living. This weekend only, you have the opportunity to land a $1,000 Giant Food gift card plus up to two-and-a-half months of free rent.

The Open House on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.) gives those curious about these upscale apartments an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, take advantage of amazing specials and check out the extensive amenity package that has put this brand new building on the map.

The amenities include an extensive courtyard with swimming pool, hammocks, outdoor billiards, grilling stations and fire pit; KICK fitness center with a personal trainer; game room with Xbox One, PS4 and video library; and a lounge with a sweet 80″ flat screen and entertainment kitchen.

Inside each apartment are stainless steel appliances, contemporary plank flooring in a selection of two finishes, pantry, kitchen island, oversized windows streaming in natural light, balconies with gorgeous courtyard views, and a hi-tech Nest “learning” thermostat.

As incredible as the amenities are, it’s the location that keeps you living in the momentum: Notch 8 offers the convenience of an on-site Giant grocery store, PNC Bank, and Starbucks. Plus, it is convenient to Route 1 and I-395, offering direct access to the District. Eco-friendly features include EV charging stations in the garage and a Zipcar right next door.

In addition, there is a dedicated Metroway bus running every six minutes during rush hour to both the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metro stations on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Notch 8 is located at 2900 Main Line Blvd in Alexandria. Learn more about this weekend’s Open House event on Notch 8’s website or call 866-811-1457.

The preceding was a promoted post written by Buzz McClain and sponsored by Notch 8.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

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Summer is too short for the wrong job!

High Sierra Pools has great LIFEGUARD JOBS available for the summer season, with positions in Arlington as well as many other areas throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. We offer great pay, convenient work locations, discounted lifeguard training and the chance to spend summer by the pool!

Don’t miss out – apply online today at www.highsierrapools.com or contact our Human Resources Department at (703) 920-1750 extension 205.

Headquartered in Arlington on Columbia Pike and operating throughout the mid-Atlantic, High Sierra Pools is a full-scale commercial pool management service specializing in staffing, renovations, and repairs.

The preceding post was sponsored and written by High Sierra Pools

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 10, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

Cortona Academy in Northern Virginia is awarding 15 full and partial scholarships for incoming, full-time 7th – 11th graders for the 2016-17 school year.

Final events for prospective students and parents are scheduled for Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Since 1992 Cortona Academy has offered superior, cutting-edge, stress-free education. A record-breaking 100% of our graduates to receive merit-based college scholarships of up to $110,000! The deadline for Cortona scholarship applications is May 20th. Cortona’s 7th – 12th grade private education has been called one of the most successful, stress-free learning environments on the East Coast.

Cortona Academy prides itself in fostering a student’s personal journey aimed at future success. Unlike traditional schools with inflexible deadlines, massive memorization, and lecture-oriented classes, Cortona Academy focuses on creative thought powering intellectual endeavors. By supporting the individual’s intellectual freedom (in a manner that best suits learning styles and academic needs) along with a strong background in our renowned STEM + Arts curriculum, each student becomes “Self-Made.”

Excited, happy, motivated learners is what we all want for our children. As it turns out, in the past 25 years Cortona Academy has learned that this, too, is exactly what colleges want! THIS is the power of a Cortona Academy education.

Breakfast at the Tower Club, Friday, May 13

An Informational Breakfast will be held Friday, May 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the elegant Tower Club at Tyson’s One, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Tyson’s Corner. This gourmet breakfast is a free parent event where attendees will learn about our long-standing acclaimed education, but will also enjoy the ambiance and spectacular veranda view. Bring cameras!

Family Open House at Cortona Academy, Saturday, May 14

This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will include lunch, a facility tour, meetings with faculty and an information session about Cortona’s full-time education and scholarships as well as Cortona’s Summer Camp, which is open for younger students, in grades 5 through 8. The program will be held at Cortona’s Northern Virginia campus at 13505 Dulles Technology Drive in Herndon, VA. Students and their families will learn about both Summer Camps as well as our curriculum and program for full-time scholarship applicants. Our labs and technology will be open to exemplify Cortona’s commitment to the development of future technologies, STEM, Arts, brilliant courses, teachers and study skills programs that are the very backbone of every each student’s motivation and future.

To RSVP for these free informational events, call 703-464-0034 or 301-215-7788 or use the online contact form. Seating limited.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

Navigating the Real Estate Jungle: Everything you need to know about the home buying and selling process… plus everything else you SHOULD know!

BicycleBrought to you by Bicycling Realty Group at Arlington’s Keller Williams Realty.

DATE: Saturday, May 7

TIME: 8:30 a.m. (Registration)
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Seminar)

KW Metro Center LOGO ARLINGTON BLACKWHERE: Keller Williams Office (2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 100)

COST: Free of Charge. Wear a hat to celebrate derby day and get a complimentary staging coupon when we list your house!

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST with a Kentucky Derby Theme.

Navigating the home buying and selling process can be intimidating, but with a little education it doesn’t have to be. Real estate professionals Natalie Roy and Jane Ramirez will walk you through the process. One of our lender partners will also be on deck to discuss the importance of obtaining a mortgage pre-approval and the various home mortgage programs options that are available. Space is limited so sign up early. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday! REGISTER HERE.

For more information on this event contact Jane Ramirez at 571-268-5606 (cell), email at [email protected] or Natalie Roy at 703-819-4915 (cell), 703-224-6000 (office) or [email protected].

Natalie Roy and Jane Ramirez

If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Bicycling Realty Group.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — May 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

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In honor of National Small Business Week, Arlington County is taking another step forward in its mission to educate and assist the region’s small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs by hosting Arlington’s first Small Business Summit.

The half-day summit, which is called “Open for Business” and takes place in connection with Arlington’s award-winning BizLaunch small business assistance network, will take place on Friday, May 6 at The Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn and is designed to provide resources and information for anyone who may be considering or already own a small business venture. More than 300 people interested in small business are expected to attend.

“Fostering the growth of small, local businesses and entrepreneurs is the key to keeping local dollars here and building a successful business community,” said Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt. “The Summit will not only provide valuable hands-on information, but it will also provide the opportunity to share candid feedback with us and examine new ways to foster small business growth and sustainability.”

“Open for Business” will offer complimentary Business Express Clinics, which are one-on-one scheduled appointments with experts in areas including law, finance and business development. An InfoExpo will provide access to information about regulatory requirements, available resources, certifications and much more. There will also be a Feedback Booth, designed to provide businesses an opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts to help Arlington improve its ability to best meet the needs of the small business community.

“Every year, BizLaunch helps hundreds of small business owners with everything from securing permits and space for their business to marketing plans and employee networks,” says Tara Palacios, director of the BizLaunch program at Arlington Economic Development. “This one-stop-shopping approach with the Summit is a way for anyone thinking of starting or expanding a small business to find answers to any questions they have and learn some valuable skills and resources along the way. I can’t think of a better way to honor our businesses during Small Business Week.”

Open for Business is sponsored by the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union. Attendance for the summit is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The preceding post was sponsored and written by Arlington Economic Development.

by Buzz McClain — May 3, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

No one wants to ever call a plumber, electrician or heating and air conditioning technician. It means something isn’t working right, something normally reliable and usually in high-demand (water, power, comfortable climate), but at the moment it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.

There are those among us who can get out the tool box and figure out what’s up, but most of us have, you know, other skills that don’t involve voltage testers, drain assemblies or digital HVAC multimeters.

For the rest of us, there’s John C. Flood. For more than 100 years — since 1904, to be exact — the John C. Flood company has responded to reluctant callers and fixed their problems by getting the power back on, the water running or the air conditioner conditioning the air again.

With nearly 50 trucks in the fleet and some 20,000 service calls a year, that’s a LOT of people who don’t have to suddenly figure out where the breaker box is.

Tellingly, some 75 percent of John C. Flood’s clientele is made up of repeat customers, those who had a plumbing issue first and then later called again for them to fix an electrical or HVAC problem.

Of course, the company has changed with the times over the last century, and in fact, in many cases leads the field in innovation and application of new best practices.

One adaptation is how the firm reaches millennials and new first-time homeowners who suddenly find themselves responsible for the operation and maintenance of the industrial innards of their homes. Marketing to Arlington’s most populous population has required shifting platforms.

“In the past we just needed our advertising to be out there on multiple marketing channels,” says marketing director Chris Thompson. “Now the customers are more savvy and they can control when and how they see ads. It makes it much more challenging, and with mobile marketing picking up at quantum speed, things are going to be much more interesting when it comes to reaching these new customers.”

So let’s mention the A+ Better Business Bureau rating. And the all-important, millennial-driven 100 percent positive review ratings on Modern Comment.

As a full service service company, John C. Flood handles just about everything inside the house. Their experts can talk you through your immediate problem as well as help you project future improvements, from remodeling rooms to installing “smart home” Internet devices to make everything from heating to security available by smart phone apps.

John C. Flood can be reached many ways, including by phone (703-914-1800), by email ([email protected]), by web (johncflood.com), by Twitter (@johncfloodva), Facebook and probably ESP if this isn’t enough. Those digital platforms also have a bounty of do-it-yourself information on them, so those of you with new voltage testers can make sure you’re doing it right.

By the way, there are TWO John C. Floods in the region that do the same services — long story, but they were once one company. The story is here.

The preceding was a sponsored local business profile written by Buzz McClain for ARLnow.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 26, 2016 at 7:30 am 0

Looking for a small, affordable, private, Christian day school with a small town community feel? Can you appreciate a school which begins each day with the students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing My Country ‘Tis of Thee? Then please come visit the open house at Our Savior Lutheran School, which will be held Thursday, April 28th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Come see a hidden gem of a school which has been in the heart of Arlington providing education and service since 1952. The school is conveniently located close to the Pentagon and Route 50 in Arlington.

Grades Pre-K (age 4 by September 30) through 8th grade are offered with very small class sizes (only 20 students per class). The elementary school grades have self-contained classrooms, while the middle school is departmentalized. The school also has one of the lowest tuition rates in Northern Virginia. The dedicated, caring teachers work hand-in-hand with an active community of families which make this school thrive.

Students are encouraged to start a life of service through various opportunities:

  • Weekly Chapel offerings are designated to various groups in need for our neighbors in Arlington and around the world
  • Walk for the Homeless and preparing bag meals for ASPAN
  • Letters to pen pals (elderly members of the church congregation)
  • Stop Hunger Now — the entire school helped prepare dry meals to send overseas
  • Pairing middle schoolers and kindergarteners as chapel buddies
  • Sixth graders begin and start the day by raising the American flag and assisting with the Kiss-N-Ride line
  • Our Savior also offers many extracurricular activities including a music and a choral program, After school clubs that include foreign language (Spanish and French), and a baking club.

If you are interested in what Our Savior has to offer and why this school shines, please come by the Open House on Thursday, April 28th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and  6:00-8:00 p.m. or call to schedule a tour any other day.

The school is located at 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington, VA 22204 Phone: (703) 892-4846, osva.org.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran School.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

The following promoted post was written and sponsored by Orange Line Living.

Orange Line Living logoYour home sold guaranteed, or we sell it for free! If you have a home to sell, buy a home with us and we guarantee the sale of your home or we’ll buy it! *exclusive to event attendees only*

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull team are hosting a Home Seller Seminar event on April 25th at our Rosslyn office located at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, in Arlington. We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and listing agents) to give you an overview of the home selling process.

We will be providing a few additional benefits to all seminar attendees:

  • Contractor Credit to get your home ready for the market. ($250 value)
  • Free Home Valuation

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team together have helped over 360 families buy and sell homes in 2015. Together, they are the #1 real estate team in Arlington and #1 real estate team in Virginia by volume. Also, not forgetting to mention top 5 in the D.C. metro area as well. Their aim is to help even more families find their dream home in 2016 and you have the opportunity to be one of those people.

We will be providing drinks and appetizers. Space is limited to sign up now so you do not miss out. For information, click here, email [email protected] or give us a call at 571-969-7653.

Details:

When: April 25, 2016 from 6pm-8pm

Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209

Cost: Free

Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking

Food: Appetizers and Drinks

Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited so you don’t miss out. To register, go to www.vipsellerseminar.com or email [email protected].

*terms and conditions apply

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 19, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

In the heart of Northern Virginia, The Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning sewing skills.

Many children and adults have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School, which is located in Falls Church.

Classes are offered all year. During the school year, hour-long children’s classes are available in the afternoons on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Day camps during holidays and trial classes are also an option.

During the summer months, a ten-week-long summer session runs from the end of June through the end of August. There are weekly summer camps available for five days a week as well during this time.

Mother/daughter sessions are scheduled on Saturday afternoons, while birthday parties are scheduled for Sunday afternoons.

Students will thrive in a positive, social and creative environment. Students learn the basics of machine sewing, serging and understanding patterns. They will make fun and useful projects including: shorts, aprons, oven mitts, dresses, skirts, tops, pajamas, bath robes, bags, holiday decorations, pillows and quilts just to name a few!

The class structure allows new students to join at any time!

A variety of adult sewing classes are also offered, from beginning to advanced levels. Choose from our collection or bring your own. Sign up for a series or one class at a time.

Sign up today by emailing [email protected] or call 801-664-4108.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by The Finishing School.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0

2720 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Unit 616
Shirlington Village Condominium
Listed: $589,900
Open house: Sunday, April 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Come home to the only condo building located in the heart of vibrant Shirlington Village.

This 1,300+ square foot Arlington condo overlooks Four Mile Run, the W&OD Trail, and Jennie Dean Park. An open and rarely available floor plan, this unit features two bedrooms, two full baths and a den with full-sized washer and dryer. A wall of windows greets you as you enter the bright and wide living space.

The original owners have kept this home in model-like condition. The kitchen boasts 42″ cabinets, granite counters, a new refrigerator and a (rarely-used) dishwasher. Bathroom tiles have been upgraded and there is hardwood throughout all the living areas. Included with the condo is one full-size garage parking space that is elevator-accessible. Lots of additional parking can be found in any one of the five public parking garages throughout the Village.

Rated one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Arlington, you are only steps from the Tony award winning Signature Theatre, library, dining, shops, a newly renovated AMC movie theater, and 24-hour Harris Teeter. Shirlington is very pet friendly due partly to its popular half-mile dog park along Four Mile Run, Dogma Bakery and the new Shirlington Animal Hospital. DC is less than 10 minutes away via direct access to 395 and the Shirlington Transit Station is your quick connection to Metro.

The condo building’s amenities include a newly renovated gym with free-weights and top of line cardio equipment, a beautiful 25′ outdoor pool, library with WIFI, 3 elevators, a social room and on-site management.

Visit this beautifully appointed and conveniently located home this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the open house or contact Ginger Harden at 703-963-5440 to set up your private showing. See more at www.shirlingtonrealestate.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0

Orange Line Living logoThree percent off the list price guaranteed or we pay you the difference in cash and if you don’t love your new home we will buy it back or sell it for free for 12 months exclusive to event attendees only*

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team are hosting two Free Home Buyer Seminar events on April 16 and 18.

The events will have specialists on hand, including lenders and buyer agents, to give you an overview of the buying process. They have also partnered with special guest speaker Elysia Stobbe of NFM Lending to give tips on how to get the best mortgage. She will also be raffling away her #1 Best Seller on Amazon “How To Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye” to all attendees.

Elysia has 12 years of experience in the industry of home mortgages and has closed more than 250 million in residential mortgage loans. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post about her mortgage lending expertise.

Not only will you get a complete home buying overview but you will learn our valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3% or more when you purchase along with ways to get the best mortgage.

The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team together have helped over 200 families purchase homes in 2015. Together, they are the #1 real estate team in Arlington and #1 real estate team in Virginia by volume. Also, not forgetting to mention top 5 in the D.C. metro area as well. Their aim is to help even more families find their dream home in 2016 and you have the opportunity to be one of those people.

Details:

When: April 16, 2016 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & April 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209

Cost: Free

Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking

Food: Appetizers and Drinks

Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653

Space is limited so you don’t miss out. To register, go to www.vipbuyerseminar.com or email [email protected].

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Orange Line Living. * terms and conditions apply

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — April 12, 2016 at 8:10 am 0

Eclectic displays of original art, a vast array of styles and media, and the finest artists in the country will be featured during the 4th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts April 16th and 17th. Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Clarendon Alliance, this two-day outdoor-juried art show is an ideal opportunity for art enthusiasts to explore the work of many different artists in one setting.

“We are excited to return to Clarendon,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “The community here is supportive of the arts and truly appreciates and recognizes quality work.”

Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry as well as functional art and unique gift items, all with broad appeal, will be on display and for sale. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and range from as little as $25 to $30,000.

“This event is a wonderful celebration of the arts,” affirms Alan. “It is very much like an outdoor art gallery, perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors interested in new quality investments by emerging artists as well as the casual shopper looking for unique gift items. We showcase the nation’s top artists and exceptional local talent with their finest works of art that will appeal to people of all ages as well as collectors with varied interests and budgets.”

The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. “Our goal is to provide a unique experience where festival goers can take in the sights, sounds and colors of a first-rate festival with a wide variety of art on display, while interacting with the artists,” assures Alan. “It is a terrific opportunity to explore the works of many different artists and discuss their inspiration and creative process before making an investment.” The exhibitors, present for the duration of the show, will set up their displays along Washington Boulevard.

Howard Alan Events develops and produces some of the nation’s finest juried art shows in more than 40 venues each year, many are ranked among the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. These shows, which attract locals and tourists alike, include the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL).

The 4th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts runs Saturday and Sunday, April 16 – 17, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, admission is free. The art show will take place in Clarendon on North Highland Street. For additional information about this event and other Howard Alan Events shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

The preceding post was written and sponsored by Howard Alan Events.

by Buzz McClain — April 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Sedona? Or Slate? It’s a mindset. It’s a lifestyle decision. It’s a double-shot of urban living in Rosslyn. Do you prefer the warm, boutique hotel-inspired vibe of Sedona or the sleek, contemporary feel of Slate? No matter which you choose, you can’t go wrong.

See for yourself the stylish choices offered at the upscale apartment community Sedona|Slate and tour the residences in person to take advantage of special Open House incentives this weekend through Monday.

Inside both towers, you’ll encounter apartments in carefully considered layouts and sophisticated interior design. Top of the line finishes include sleek plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, large kitchen islands, front-loading washers and dryers, state of the art electronic key system, and a selection of three designer finish packages.

Many residences feature both floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies offering views of the skyline.

This upscale community offers amenities in each tower with two rooftop lounges, two swimming pools, and two KICK fitness centers with personal trainer and group classes offered. There is ample outdoor space with a courtyard featuring outdoor seating and grilling stations. In addition, Sedona|Slate is also pet-friendly and welcomes large dogs up to 100 lbs.

With an eye towards green living, there is an electric vehicle charging station, preferred parking for hybrids, plentiful bicycle storage, and residents enjoy the fresh air benefits of living in a smoke-free community. Sedona|Slate is proud to be the first LEED-NC Gold certified residential building in Northern Virginia.

The benefits of living in Rosslyn include easy access to three Metro lines (Orange, Blue and Silver), being steps away from all the vibrant restaurant and retail offerings of this North Arlington neighborhood, and a quick walk over the Key Bridge to Georgetown’s nightlife.

The Open House hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and special extended hours on Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. which affords visitors to see for themselves the community amenities in action on a workday. Which will help make the choice easy–Sedona? Or Slate?

Those new residents applying during the Open House can save up to 1.5 months free rent in addition to receiving an Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker when they move in.

Sedona|Slate’s leasing office is located at 1510 Clarendon Boulevard. To learn more about this inspired choice for modern living, view the website at Sedona-Slate.com or call 866-977-0468.

The preceding promoted post was sponsored by Sedona|Slate and written by ARLnow.com.

by Buzz McClain — April 5, 2016 at 9:40 am 0

For many, a vacation to the South of France is a considerable expense and represents one of the biggest investments of time and money spent for the year. There is trepidation, particularly for first-time travelers, as they worry if they are doing the right thing.

Arlington-based TripUsaFrance is on hand to break down that barrier by making the entire experience–from booking to embarking to coming home–as frictionless as possible. Because this isn’t their first trip.

Customized tours with TripUsaFrance to the less-touristy, authentically French region of Southern France are kept small so that the travelers have flexibility in their movements (no tourist traps!) and wind up getting to know each other as they experience the enrichment of traveling through such a historic and beautiful country.

The family-owned firm is operated by Julia Girard-Gervois, who is also your tour guide. A native of Montpellier, Julia takes the responsibility for getting you from the Montpellier airport or train station to your hotel which will be your home base for her carefully crafted tour for a unique experience of French culture. She’ll take you to restaurants familiar to her, show you landmarks that she knows well: Medieval cities, ancient castles and chateaux, canals, wineries, beaches and markets–an insider’s trip where history meets today.

“We do the planning for you to make your trip as authentically French as possible,” Julia says. “Once you get to Montpellier by plane or train, we take it from there.” Inclusive pricing provides you with three meals and snacks, local transportation and accommodations, admission to wine tastings and other activities.

Tours are available for adults over 18 as well as a family option, but no matter which type you go on, your tour will have no more than 12 travelers.

And along the way the former French teacher Julia will help you learn un peu la langue française. Which will make your next trip to France all the more enjoyable.

The preceding post was written by ARLnow.com on behalf of our sponsor, TripUsaFrance.

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